Shane Phelps recently received advanced level training, from the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, on how to fight Marijuana (Cannabis) DUI Cases. It is critical for attorneys to understand the general and clinical indicators that law enforcement officers are trained to look for in marijuana cases and to know the alternative causes for these indicators. Importantly, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that marijuana impairment can rapidly diminish between 1 and 2 1/2 hours, that some metabolites are non-impairing, and that concentrations of metabolites found in a person’s system cannot be tied to impairment. In fighting and winning marijuana DUI cases, it is important to know that the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests are not effective in detecting marijuana impairment. This training was provided by Trey Tull, a Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructor Member of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys and he is based out of West Monroe, Louisiana.
The American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys has compiled information from Judges, Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutors (the Top DUI Prosecutors in each State), DUI Prosecutors, current Law Enforcement Officers, former Law Enforcement Officers, and DUI Defense Attorneys to determine exactly what skills, knowledge, training, tools, resources, and strategies win the most DUI cases at trial and are also used to get DUI cases successfully resolved for the defense prior to trial.
When people need a DUI Attorney, the biggest challenge is knowing whether or not an attorney truly has the skills, knowledge, training, tools, resources, and strategies that are needed to successfully resolve and win DUI cases. Countless attorneys handle DUI cases. But, only a very small percentage have the skills, knowledge, training, tools, resources, and strategies that are needed to successfully resolve and win DUI cases.
Members of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys have received advanced level training on the strategies that win the most DUI cases at trial and are also used to get DUI cases successfully resolved for the defense prior to trial. Members of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys also have access to the resources and tools that are used to win and successfully resolve DUI cases and these are resources and tools that only a very small percentage of DUI attorneys have access to and use.
Shane Phelps is a criminal defense attorney practicing in Brazos County and surrounding counties as well as numerous jurisdictions around Texas. Shane is a former United States Marine and graduated from Rice University with a bachelor’s degree in English Literature. Shane graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in 1987 and began his legal career as an assistant District Attorney in Harris County. In 1990, Shane accepted a position as an assistant attorney general and prosecuted high profile and complex criminal prosecutions across Texas. In 1993, Shane was promoted to head up a new Prosecutor Assistance and Special Investigations Division of the Office of the Attorney General. In 1999, Shane was appointed by newly-elected Attorney General John Cornyn to the position of Deputy Attorney General for Criminal Justice for Texas. In that role, Shane supervised 11 divisions of the Office of the Attorney General including the Crime Victims Compensation Fund, Law Enforcement Defense, Prosecutor Assistance and Special Investigations, the Crime Victims Institute, Financial Crimes, and Capital Litigation, among other divisions.
In 2001, Shane accepted a position as First Assistant District Attorney for Brazos County and served in that role for 10 years before beginning his own criminal defense practice. Shane has been board certified in criminal law for more than 25 years. He is a member of the College of the State Bar and was recently designated a Forensic Lawyer-Scientist by Chemistry and Law Division of the American Chemical Society. Shane is a member of the board of directors of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and is president of the Brazos County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.
A significant percentage of Shane’s criminal defense practice is devoted to the defense of DWIs.
To learn more about the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, please visit https://www.aapda.org/
Information in this news release is the opinion of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys (AAPDA), and the use of the AAPDA logo, is the opinion of AAPDA that members have met AAPDA’s proprietary selection criteria. AAPDA does not guarantee or imply the competence level of any attorney, whether or not they are a member of AAPDA. When hiring an attorney, a person should personally contact the attorney and confirm the attorney’s skills, knowledge, training, tools, resources, strategies and other credentials. Any decision to hire an attorney should be based on a person’s satisfaction, after contacting the attorney, that the attorney hired is who they feel comfortable with and want to represent them. The specific outcome of each DUI case cannot be anticipated or guaranteed by AAPDA, or anyone else, as many factors can affect the outcome of each individual case.
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